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The following is a Graduate Review for Associated British Foods (Grocery).

Associated British Foods (Grocery) scores 3.5/5 based on 154 reviews.

All reviews are based exclusively on results of feedback from employees from Associated British Foods (Grocery). Employees are asked to rate Associated British Foods (Grocery) on a wide range of work place topics, which is broken down through star ratings on the right hand side.

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What are the Best and Worst things about your job?


Flexible working. High level of responsibility given from day one. Fantastic support network including knowledgeable managers and company directors, mentors and graduate trainer. The exposure to all the grocery companies. An amazing training scheme for graduates including quarterly development training. Expenses paid for including driving and hotel stays where required. A good starting wage for graduates.

There is a high standard of career progression opportunities and the company takes on board your preferences and aligns roles where possible to you, alongside business requirements. From a procurement perspective you build crucial skills very quickly and learn the fundamentals needed for the role, which gives you a solid foundation for your future career. The graduate scheme is really valued in the company and graduates are looked after and supported in every way possible.


You are thrown in from day one at the deep end, and there are high expectations, which can be quite daunting. The location for rotations is given at a late stage and you are expected to be very flexible. A lot of travelling and working from home.

What is the annual salary for this role?

Starting salary: £31,000 - £33,000

Current salary: £31,000 - £33,000

What hours do you actually work, on average?

Start: 08:00

Finish: 17:00

What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?

Research all the companies and understand the brands. Be certain on the scheme you are applying for and identify why exactly you would like to work for ABF specifically and why that job role.

Do you have any interview tips?

Be yourself, and read the graduate competencies. Have a think about how you would answer interview questions in a manner that is not generic, using the STAR model to bring in your experiences. Be confident.

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